Like nearly all vegetables, brussel sprouts are naturally low in fat and calories. But unlike most vegetables, brussel sprouts are rather high in protein, accounting for more than a quarter of their calories. Brussels sprouts are loaded with vitamin A, folacin, potassium and calcium. They are very high in fibre, and belong to the disease-fighting cabbage family. Like broccoli and cabbage, brussel sprouts lose valuable vitamin C when overcooked. So don't be afraid to leave your sprouts a bit on the crisp side. As soon as you can barely prick them with a fork they're done. Brussels sprouts are delicious served with just a squeeze of lemon. Or more flavour try stir frying them in coconut oil with onion, garlic and a dash of chilli. It's true that brussel sprouts may not be one of the most popular vegetables around. But they merit our attention. They may protect against cancer with their indole, a phytochemical, that helps fight cancer. Whether you choose them for their healthiness or because you love Brussels sprouts, one thing is certain: You will be getting a good-for-the-body food that is high in protein and low in fat and calories. Brussels sprouts are one of those foods that will fill you up, without filling you out. So, give these little cabbages more of a chance because they really are among the healthiest vegetables and foods we can eat.
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